Willie Lawson is an Atlanta-based writer and editor specializing in creative writing. Originally from Deerfield Beach, Florida, Willie relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in January of 2016. Since his move, he has spent his time solidifying...

Curriculum Vitae

Educational History Present Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA Present  Master of Arts, Professional Writing – Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0 2018 Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA Bachelor of Arts, English – Cumulative GPA: 3.86/4.0 2015 Broward College,...

Teaching Philosophy

I have always thought the purpose of education is to provide students with transferable skills that allow them to pursue their goals, whatever those goals may be. More specifically, the purpose of teaching writing is...
It’s in the Style Guide
My blogs over the past few weeks have been aligned with the five threshold concepts of teaching composition and the practices and ideologies of the...
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What’s My Position?
This week I was tasked with reviewing the various position statements that form the framework for the disciplinary practices of compositionists and teachers of English....
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But Why?
For the past month, I have talked about composition. I’ve explored many of its facets, from the use of the rhetorical triangle to the way...
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The F-Word
Picture this: you’re sitting at your computer surfing the net in search of open calls for publication submissions. You stumble across one that seems perfect...
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I Will Not Talk While the Teacher is Talking
When J.K. Rowling conceived of the idea of “The Black Quill” she likely didn’t realize how much she spoke to a trauma that resonated deeply...
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What Am I Even Writing?
When I first decided that I wanted to write creative fiction, I struggled tremendously with putting words (that made sense) on the page. My favorite...
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Creative Writing

The CAU Review, Clark Atlanta University’s literary magazine, features three pieces from Willie Lawson: two poems and one creative nonfiction essay.

Read “Adulthood” Here.

Editorial Projects

Willie Lawson worked as an editorial assistant on this collection of 20 personal essays composed by immigrants working in STEM in Minnesota.

Willie Lawson is currently serving as the lead editor for the upcoming professional development book by Kimberly Sellars-Bates, founder of KSTB Enterprises, due out in 2020.

Willie Lawson will serve on the editorial team for the untitled third installment of M. Haynes’ Elemental series due out in 2020.

Willie Lawson worked as the co-lead editorial assistant on this collection of 30 personal essays composed by immigrant youth in Wisconsin.